At the time of writing this we are about to start a new term with our youngsters. We are looking forward to finding out what they have done through the holidays.
Maybe our Cubs have been camping out in their back gardens in preparation for their first overnight camp? The Cubs had a lively discussion at the end of the summer term about what snacks they would like at camp and practiced making fruit kebabs and tortillas with salsa, demonstrating great knife skills. They then watch excerpts from Jungle Book while eating their snacks.
This time last year we had to announce the sad news that, due to a lack of Leaders, we had no choice but to close our Beaver Colony in December 2022. This year the situation is completely different - by the time this article is printed we will have held our first (re-opened) Beaver Colony meeting!
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will all meet on Monday evenings but locations and timings will now be:
Beavers 17.15 to 18.45 at Long Marston Village Hall
Cubs 17:30 to 19:00 at Welford Memorial Hall
Scouts 19:15 to 20:45 at Welford Memorial Hall
Now that our Beaver Leaders will be busy at Long Marston while Cub meetings are taking place in Welford, they can no longer help out when Cubs are short of Leaders. Our rules mean that we must have a first aider at every meeting and we can usually manage this as most of our leaders have a first aid qualification. However we have had to cancel the Cub meeting on 11 September because there was no first aider available for Cubs. This situation doesn’t arise very frequently so if you have a first aid certificate and wouldn’t mind coming to an occasional meeting that would be a great help. You could just come along and read a book if you did not want to take part in the meeting – your presence would be enough. If you can help us in any way we would be delighted to hear from you.
Finally, a shout out to anyone who is aged 14+ and is looking for a volunteering opportunity (maybe for their Duke of Edinburgh Award…), we would love your help! Our young volunteers are an invaluable part of the Beaver Colony - with their help the Beavers can do a much wider range of activities. If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact me.
Maria Smith (